The Trinity Tigers 2020 football season has been canceled after the Southern Athletic Association suspended all-conference athletic competition for the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The news comes as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state continue to rise, forcing Texas Governor Greg Abbott to roll back reopenings.
“The highest priority at each institution is the health and wellbeing of our campus communities, student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and spectators,” said SAA Commissioner, Jay Gardiner in a press release. “As the pandemic evolves, the SAA will continue to monitor the situation and intends to resume fall sports competition in early 2021.”
The release states each institution will have the chance to work with student-athletes for training sessions consistent with federal and state public health authorities, the NCAA, and institutional guidelines.